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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 249 patients with febrile urinary tract infection

From: Procalcitonin, mid-regional proadrenomedullin and C-reactive protein in predicting treatment outcome in community-acquired febrile urinary tract infection

  All patients (n = 249)
Age (years) 60 (45–73)
Male sex 101 (41)
Urologic history
 Indwelling urinary catheter 7 (3)
 Urinary tract disordera 75 (30)
 Recurrent UTIb 57 (23)
Comorbidity
 Diabetes mellitus 33 (13)
 Malignancy 17 (7)
 Heart failure 21 (8)
 Cerebrovascular disease 13 (5)
 Chronic renal insufficiency 9 (4)
 COPD 27 (11)
 Immunocompromised 15 (6)
Presentation
 At emergency department 175 (70)
 Antibiotic pretreatment 73 (29)
 Fever duration, hours 36 (19–72)
 Dysuria 188/243 (77)
 Flank pain 159/245 (65)
 Suprapubic pain 127/242 (52)
 Perineal pain 11/241 (5)
 Systolic BP, mmHg 130 (116–146)
 Diastolic BP, mmHg 74 (64–84)
 Heart rate, beats/minute 94 (80–107)
Cultures
 Positive urine culture 171 (69)
 Escherichia coli 143/171 (84)
 Positive blood culture 45/240 (19)
 Positive urine and/or blood culture 183 (73)
  1. Data presented as number (%) or median (IQR).
  2. BP blood pressure, AB antibiotics, TMP/SMX trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
  3. aany functional or anatomical abnormality of urinary tract except urinary catheter
  4. b≥3 UTIs in past 12 months or ≥ 2 UTIs in past 6 months